If short films are your cup of tea, then the next few days at Enzian should be like an early Christmas. Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6, the theater plays host to the 18th annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase, our area’s premier event spotlighting short works (films under 20 minutes) created exclusively by in-state filmmakers. 48 films made by 66 filmmakers (from 9 film schools and elsewhere) spread out over 4 unique 85 – 90 minute programs playing at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM each day. And an industry jury will pick the cream of the crop to create an 80 – 90 minute “Best of Brouhaha” compilation for this April’s Florida Film Festival. Pretty exciting stuff for a $5 ticket! More info about Brouhaha can be found at http://www.enzian.org/festivals/brouhaha
Once you’ve had your fill of Florida shorts over the weekend, you won’t want to miss the Sundance Art House Project Shorts program on Wednesday, December 9, at 6:30 PM. This will be the only showing of a truly outstanding international selection of 10 shorts from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, 3 of which also played the Florida Film Festival last Spring. The lineup is as follows:
Denis Villeneuve’s NEXT FLOOR (Canada); Matthew Walker’s JOHN AND KAREN (UK); Chema Garcia Ibarra’s ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS FROM NEBULA-5 (Spain); Sam Taylor-Wood’s LOVE YOU MORE (UK, a sexually charged, Buzzcocks-inspired charmer–by the director of the forthcoming teenage John Lennon bio-pic, NOWHERE BOY–that also played FFF’s International Shorts program); Nadejda Koseva’s OMELETTE (Bulgaria); Don Hetzfeldt’s I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (USA, FFF Grand Jury Award – Best Animated Short); Eva Weber’s STEEL HOMES (UK); Madeleine Oinek’s COUNTERTRANSFERENCE (USA); PES’s WESTERN SPAGHETTI (USA, FFF Opening Night); and Destin Daniel Cretton’s SHORT TERM 12 (USA, Sundance Jury Prize in U.S. Short Filmmaking and one of the ten films shortlisted for this year’s Best Live Action Short Oscar).
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better 2-hour collection of films anywhere, and Enzian is one of only a handful of theaters nationwide to have the opportunity to present this program. More info can be found at http://www.enzian.org/film/2009_art_house_project_shorts/